'Dirty' dairy farmer in receivership

A Marlborough dairy farmer has put his company into voluntary receivership after racking up nearly $200,000 in legal debts.

Ventures promote growth gallery

LOOKING FOR SHELTER: A dairy cow seems to cast an anxious look skyward at an approaching storm.

2:33 PM  Dairy companies could be spending $1bn at their South Canterbury factories.

Big jump in calf cull

MORE CULLED: Beef+Lamb numbers reveal that 10 per cent bobby calves were culled this year compared to last year.

NZ's bobby calf kill was up nearly 10 per cent this spring compared to last year.

Waterless days urged

The water level of Lake Opuha is low.

Opuha Dam within a fortnight of hitting consent limits.

'Weak as a kitten'

Marcus and Kirsty Kynoch on their Central Hawke's Bay farm with their three boys, from left, Harry, Benjamin and Oliver.

Don't just presume you have the flu says a man whose flu turned out to be the debilitating disease leptospirosis.

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opinion

Farm cadet scheme needed

Federated Farmers Waikato president Chris Lewis.

OPINION: The conversation around agri-education has stepped up a gear.

The end of the line

There are few absolutes in modern marketing, but when you hear anyone starting to simplistically talk about above and below the line, It's time to walk away.

It's all about the community

More than one 'drongo'

dairy

Ventures promote growth gallery

LOOKING FOR SHELTER: A dairy cow seems to cast an anxious look skyward at an approaching storm.

2:33 PM  Dairy companies could be spending $1bn at their South Canterbury factories.

'Dirty' dairy farmer in receivership

A Marlborough dairy farmer has put his company into voluntary receivership after racking up nearly $200,000 in legal debts.

LOOKING FOR SHELTER: A dairy cow seems to cast an anxious look skyward at an approaching storm.

Foreign investment fuels growth

1:08 PM  OPINION: Greater transparency on overseas investment would help inform the debate around it.

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Foreign investment fuels growth

LOOKING FOR SHELTER: A dairy cow seems to cast an anxious look skyward at an approaching storm.

OPINION: Greater transparency on overseas investment would help inform the debate around it.

Big is getting bigger

Waikato bloodstock maestro has achieved many of his blueblood horse industry dreams but earning $2300 for a prime steer this month was a standout moment.

MORE CULLED: Beef+Lamb numbers reveal that 10 per cent bobby calves were culled this year compared to last year.

Big jump in calf cull

NZ's bobby calf kill was up nearly 10 per cent this spring compared to last year.

Sheep

Lamb tradition revived

TASTY: Coastal Spring Lamb is rekindling demand for the first of the season.

Early season lamb was once celebrated in the same seasonal way bluff oysters and whitebait are.

Woolly thinking a real life-saver

A flock of New Zealand sheep has led to a world-first scientific breakthrough for sick children.

Gordon Levet with some of his highly worm-resistant rams under testing for facial eczema tolerance.

Breeding for resistance paying off

Romney breeder Gordon Levet has been breeding for worm resistance for 25 years and for the past 15 years has not needed to drench his ewes.

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US demand for $2 apples

NEW VARIETY: Andy McGrath, from McGrath Nurseries, with his new apple variety, Plumac.

A fruit nursery expects to sell a unique apple variety to the United States market for $2 per apple.

Stink Bug spotted in NZ

A pest known as the Yellow Spotted Stink Bug has been spotted in a South Island garden.

COUNTING THE COST: Enza operations manager Steve Moriarty with collapsed hail nets at the Riwaka apple orchards.

Hail 'unlikely to dent outlook'

Although Motueka's severe hailstorm was devastating for orchardists, the national impact will be slight because the affected area was relatively small.

agribusiness

Foreign investment fuels growth

LOOKING FOR SHELTER: A dairy cow seems to cast an anxious look skyward at an approaching storm.

OPINION: Greater transparency on overseas investment would help inform the debate around it.

Scales tips itself to beat forecast

Mr Apple owner says debt is lower than expected and it expects to meet, if not exceed, profit guidance.

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Fined for 'sickly' storage smell

A New Plymouth company has been fined after causing a stink at Port Taranaki last year.

Discovery

'Weak as a kitten'

Marcus and Kirsty Kynoch on their Central Hawke's Bay farm with their three boys, from left, Harry, Benjamin and Oliver.

Don't just presume you have the flu ... wise words from a man whose flu turned out to be the debilitating disease leptospirosis.

'Don't sweat it out'

Central Hawke's Bay vet Richard Hilson knows only too well what it feels like to have leptospirosis.

MORE RESEARCH: A funding application is under way to do more research into the effects of leptospirosis on dairy cows, says Professor Peter Wilson of Massey University.

Disease warning

The insidious and debilitating disease leptospirosis is probably more common than we think.

rural women

$18m boost for rural women

Access HomeHealth

Rural Women NZ has picked up a windfall $18m from the sale of its shares in Access Homehealth.

Silage gets a pink makeover

Through no fault of his own a Taranaki farmer has become the proud owner of dozens of pretty pink silage bales.

Putake Honey co-owner and beekeeper Renee de Luca in her element, servicing some of the hives on a farm in the Waihopai Valley.

Beekeeper buzzing over award

A Marlborough beekeeper is still buzzing over her win at this year's Enterprising Rural Women Awards.

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Homeware hauled from habour

Chairs, a table, television and even a season of Baywatch on DVD have been fished out of Wellington harbour.

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Safety leadership urged

Quad bike, 4wd

Farm owners told they have to set examples for workers to follow if they are to establish a successful on-farm health and safety policy.

Succession is a serious business

Leave the sentiment out of planning the handover of a farm to a new generation, a succession planner advises.

Ready to sign

'Do your homework first'

Farmers need to know what they are taking on when signing sharemilking agreements.

aquaculture

'Story of sustainability'

FISH FINDER:  Yellow Brick Road managing director Rachel Taulelei believes consumers should be able to point to where their food was caught, how it was caught, and by who, and that producers can get the proper value for their goods in doing so.

Rachel Taulelei wants consumers to have more conversations about the seafood they are eating.

Producer chases Asian markets

A salmon producer is diversifying after a year of near-record high exchange rates.

Court generic NZ

King Salmon ordered to pay costs

Environmental groups have won a costs argument against NZ King Salmon in the Supreme Court.

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